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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Be A Good Neighbor Block Party in South Oakland in fall 2021.

Pitt’s Be A Good Neighbor Block Party fosters new connections for Oakland community

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
Pitt’s Office of Campus Engagement hosted its second block party of the year on 234 N. Dithridge St. in North Oakland on Tuesday evening.
The Be a Good Neighbor program hosts block parties at the start of every academic year to foster connections between the University and its Oakland neighbors. The first block party of the year was held Tuesday evening at the Dan Marino Field in South Oakland.

South O block party helps students, Oakland residents bond

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
Oakland isn’t just home to Pitt students. Pitt’s Community and Governmental Relations strives to bring Oakland residents and Pitt students together by kicking off the academic year with a series of welcome back block parties.
“Welsfest,” a block party that took place Saturday on Welsford Street in South Oakland, drew much larger crowds of Pitt students than expected.

Pitt students attend ‘Welsfest’ block party amid pandemic

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2021
About 1,000 Pitt students sang “Let’s go Pitt!” in the chorus of “Sweet Caroline,” supposedly broke a front porch and stood shoulder-to-shoulder this weekend at “Welsfest” — a block party on Welsford Street in South Oakland.
Museumgoers at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Third Thursday event.

Third Thursday: Block Party event connects Wilkinsburg artists

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News June 25, 2019
A usual visit to a museum might include viewing famous paintings, standing feet away from casts of ancient sculptures and maybe visiting the gift shop on the way out.
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